Rawalpindi - The Khidmat Card Programme, which has been launched recently by Punjab government, is a step towards making the special persons an active part of the society.
The special and disabled persons are given special attention in the civilised societies and the Punjab government has also done well by launching Khidmat Card Programme for the needy and have-nots. The government has allocated Rs 2 billion in this regard.
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Punjab Minister for Manpower and Labour Raja Ashfaq Sarwar expressed these views while addressing a seminar held at Rawalpindi Arts Council yesterday.
“In the first phase of the programme, the government will pay Rs 3,600 to every special person after every three months,” said Ashfaq Sarwar.
The seminar was also attended by Principal Information Officer (PIO) Rao Muhammad Tehsin, PML-N MPs and leaders including Begum Tahira Aurangzeb, Rana Hanif Advocate, Sardar Naseem, Dr Jamal Nasir, Begum Zaib-un-Nisa Awan, Sajjad Khan and Maulana Izhar Bukhari.
Addressing the seminar, Dr Chaudhry and Ashfaq Sarwar said that Khidmat Card Program is a good step for the welfare of the needy. They said that credit goes to Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif who has started this historic programme for the poor segment of the society. They urged the philanthropists and other rich people to play their role and make this programme successful. They said that so far a total of 250 Khidmat Cards have been distributed among the poor. They urged the MPs and other leaders to play their active role to get the needy people in their respective areas enrolled in this programme. “The government has set up special registration centres in the hospitals for the poor people,” the speakers said.
At the end, the schoolchildren presented tableau to highlight the features of Khidmat Card Programme.